Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Real Face of Unitary: Cuts, Layoffs and Fewer Services

Norfolk County Council has apparently gone over the Norwich City Council Business Case for the Unitary bid. They say that the figures do add up - but only if social services jobs are cut, library hours will be slashed and certain services will not survive after the reorganisation.

Interetingly enough, Labour Leader Steve Morphew says staff would not be sacked but would go through natural wasteage.

Hang on - he doesn't deny that the Unitary Council would need less staff and would need to scale down services. He just says we'd wait for people to quit or retire rather than being sacked.

Unitary status will mean job losses and fewer services - be assured of it.

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